Full Name at Birth Elisabeth Judson Shue
Other Names Elizabeth Shue
Date of Birth October 6, 1963
Birthplace Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Blonde
Star Sign Libra
High School Columbia High School, Maplewood, New Jersey, USA
University Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
BA Political Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2000)
Occupation Category Actress
Claim to Fame Ali Mills in The Karate Kid
Father James Shue (lawyer and real estate developer who was the president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation and was active in Republican politics)
Mother Anne Wells Shue (bank executive who was the vice president of the private division of the Chemical Banking Corporation)
Brother(s) William Shue (medical student, died in 1988 at the age of 26 from a freak swimming accident while on family vacation)
Andrew Shue (actor, soccer player)
John Shue (acquisition investor, co-owner of Mongoose Media)
Other Family Members Miles Guggenheim (son)
Stella Guggenheim (daughter)
Agnes Guggenheim (daughter)
Friends Ralph Macchio
Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Karate Kid (1984), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), The Saint (1997), and Hollow Man (2000). She has won five acting awards and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
In February 2012, she began starring as Julie "Finn" Finlay in the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Her mother, Anne Brewster (née Wells), was vice president of the private banking division of the Chemical Banking Corporation. Her father, James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer, was the president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation. Shue grew up in Bergen and Essex counties in New Jersey. Her parents divorced when she was nine. Shue's mother was a descendant of Pilgrim leader William Brewster, while her father's family emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. Shue was raised with her three brothers and was very close to her siblings. Her younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor, best known for his role as Billy Campbell in the Fox series Melrose Place. Shue graduated from Columbia High School, in Maplewood, New Jersey, where she and Andrew were inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1994.
Shue attended Wellesley College and in her junior year, was inspired by a friend to work in television commercials and as a way to pay for college. She transferred to Harvard University in 1985, from which she withdrew to pursue her acting career with one semester short of earning her degree. The same year she left Harvard, 1988, her brother, William, died in a swimming accident while on a family vacation. She returned to Harvard in 1997 and completed her BA in Political Science in 2000.
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